With a 100% efficiency rating until his job against Samus, 'Big Time' Brannigan was one of the top bounty hunters. He was hired by Mother Brain in this instance to capture Samus, but she used his ambition against him by rigging her own gun to backfire when he, as she predicted, tried to destroy her after she had already been turned in. The last time he was seen, Mother Brain ordered her minions to feed him to the Metroids. He had known Samus from bounty hunting, having last seen her years ago. His only appearance was in the Nintendo Comics System.
The character's place in the canon is uncertain, as he appears in an early piece (moreso than any other besides Metroid), and hasn't been heard from since. However, he is the first Bounty Hunter other than Samus Aran introduced to the series since its inception, and the Nintendo Comics System did introduce several aspects into the canon (which are all detailed in that article).
|Metroid series||Samus Aran|
|Comics||'Big Time' Brannigan • Armstrong Houston • Zegan Doh|
|Metroid Prime Hunters||Sylux • Weavel • Kanden • Spire • Noxus • Trace|
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Rundas • Ghor • Gandrayda|
|Other||Dark Panda • HWCASE • Georgia McHenry|